Having spider or varicose veins can affect more than your appearance as these can cause severe discomfort. You probably know that varicose veins are those twisted and enlarged veins on your lower legs. In some cases, it can put you at risk for a complication like a blood clot or open sores for your legs.
Varicose and spider veins are damaged veins. Inside your veins are tiny one-way valves that open to let the blood through and then close it to prevent it from flowing backward. Sometimes, the walls of the veins become stretched and lose their elasticity, causing the valves to weaken. If the valves do not function properly, it can cause the blood to leak and flow backward, resulting in swollen and enlarged veins as the blood is being collected in the veins.
Several things can increase your risk of developing varicose veins. Women are more likely to be affected than men because female hormones tend to relax the walls of the veins, making the valves more prone to leaking. As you get older, your veins start to lose their elasticity, and the valves inside them stop working as well. Being overweight means putting extra pressure on your veins. Having a job that requires standing for hours. During pregnancy, the amount of blood increases to support the developing baby, which puts extra strain on your veins. More so, increased levels of hormones cause blood vessels’ muscular walls to relax, making it riskier to leak.
While there is no cure for varicose veins, there are treatments that reduce its appearance and decrease the risk of complications. GLOJAS dermatologists can give you tips you can do at home to improve your blood circulation, such as exercise, elevate legs, get up and walk every 30 mins if you need to sit for long hours, and avoid soaking in hot baths for an extended period. Compression type of stockings apply steady pressure to help move the blood back to your heart. Also,it lessens swelling in your lower legs and reduces the risk of getting a blood clot. A dermatologist can examine the proper size you need as well as the right amount of pressure.
Laser treatment directs the laser to the vein. Small spider veins may disappear immediately after the treatment, while larger spider veins and varicose veins will darken and disappear in 1 to 3 months. To get complete clearing, you may need 3 or more treatments. The results you will see depend mainly on the person performing the leg vein treatment. Because GLOJAS made many advances in non-invasive and safe treatment, they are the best person to reduce the appearance of your veins.